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Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” Returns To Vevo After Hacking

Luis Fonsi’s record breaking music video for his worldwide #1 hit “Despacito” has safely returned to YouTube after Vevo was attacked by hackers.

This hacking occurred only five days after the video had become the first YouTube video in history to reach 5 billion views, on YouTube in which Vevo is a partner.


Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee


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Luis Fonsi’s original version of “Despacito” was temoporarily deleted from YouTube after a small number of high profile Vevo accounts were hacked. The hacking also affected the Vevo accounts of artists, including Shakira, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Drake.

A still on the video showed several masked figures aiming guns at the camera, which is not a scene from the “Despacito” video. When fans attempt to press play, it said the video was unavailable. The video has since been reinstated and has the same number of views as before.

The hackers, are calling  themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh.

Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” was released in January of 2017, and went on to break several records in music streaming, including one for the single with the most weeks at No 1 in the US, with 16 consecutive weeks.A remix version featuring vocals by Canadian Pop star,  Justin Bieber was released in April of 2017, who sang in Spanish for the first time in his career. It was the first collaboration between Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with Bieber. The remix’s official audio video garnered 20 million views on YouTube on its first 24 hours, making it the third-highest debut for a music-related video in 2017.

Luis Fonsi Featuring Justin Bieber Daddy Yankee

“Despacito” (Remix)

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